Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Longfellow Elementary has had a history of poor results on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. To address the problem, many innovations have been implemented such as Small Group Reading Instruction, vocabulary building, phonemic awareness, and sight word instruction.
This study was completed in an effort to determine if what teachers did on a daily basis to teach reading had an impact on students. This is important because teachers need their teaching to be efficient and effective. Test scores must increase at our school and we need data to prove that what we are doing is worthwhile. The question for study in this research was to determine if these innovations and extensive training transfer to higher scores on the Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary test of the ITBS and have an impact on the lowest achieving students.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
John E. Henning
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c2005 Susan Pelleymounter
Pelleymounter, Susan, "Effective strategies for reading improvement" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1315.